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Active Child On World Cafe | January 4, 2012

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Under the name Active Child, Pat Grossi crafts gorgeous arrangements out of harps, synths and electronic drums, each of which complements his own ethereal voice. The elements of church music in his compositions stem from an authentic place: Grossi has been singing since his early days as a choirboy.

Active Child's 2010 Curtis Lane EP offered a glimpse into Grossi's talent as a solo artist, recorded fresh from his experience in the band Weight Room. Yet on his full-length debut, You Are All I See, Grossi expands his band to a trio, and fleshes out his style to include elements of R&B, '80s pop, electronica and classical music. The result sounds mature and sophisticated, without sacrificing a spirit of unpredictability. Here, Grossi joins host David Dye to share Active Child's new material on World Cafe.(link)


Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Tanita Tikaram "Twist in My Sobreity" Ancient Heart
The Alabama Shakes "Hold On" The Alabama Shakes EP
Gorillaz "Stylo" Plastic Beach
The Heavy "How You Like Me Now?" The House That Dirt Built

((Washed Out "Eyes Be Closed" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Active Child "Hanging On" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Active Child "Johnny Belinda" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Hot Body Rub" Before Today))

Birdy "Skinny Love" Birdy
Lana Del Rey "Video Games" Born 2 Die
Amy Winehouse "You Know I'm No Good" Back to Black
Yerba Buena "Guajira" President Alien
Mariachi El Bronx "48 Roses" Mariachi El Bronx

Hour 2

Fleetwood Mac "Bare Trees" Bare Trees
The Barr Brothers "Beggar in the Morning" The Barr Brothers
Lykke Li "I Follow Rivers" Wounded Rhymes
Fred Neil "Everybody's Talkin'" Fred Neil
Gillian Welch "The Way It Goes" The Harrow and the Harvest

((Oh! Pears "Singers" Fill Your Lungs EP))

The Front Bottoms "Maps" The Front Bottoms
English Beat "Save It For Later" Special Beat Service
Givers "Up, Up, Up" In Light

((Sarah Jarosz "The Tourist" Follow Me Down))

The Decemberists "Calamity Song" The King Is Dead
Translator "Everywhere That I'm Not" New Wave Hits Vol. 4
Of Monsters & Men "Little Talks" My Head Is an Animal
Frightened Rabbit "Swim Until You Can't See Land" The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Deer Tick "Make Believe" Divine Providence

((Papercuts "The Machine Will Tell Us So" You Can Have What You Want))